With this issue Access Press unveils a redesigned arts and events calendar. It appears on page 10 (of the print edition) of this issue. Accessible Fun is a change from Accessible Performances, our longtime calendar feature produced by VSA Minnesota. While the newspaper and online editions will continue to use VSA Minnesota items, the redesigned calendar is meant to provide more variety in events, in a more compact format.
We made the changes for several reasons. One is to highlight activities featured in the Access Press Accessible Arts blog. This month we are spotlighting the Minnesota Historical Society and the accessibility of its museum and historic sites. Access Press is a statewide paper and we need to give more attention to Greater Minnesota events and venues. Please see pg. 10 of our print edition to see these Accessible Arts activities.
Another change is meant to give attention to events and venues that have not appeared in Accessible Performances in the past. In the future we will be moving what have been our special events in the events calendar to this page, and using the event calendar for workshops, support groups and other information.
Accessible Fun will also feature news stories on accessible arts and events from time to time, debuting this month with an article about changes at Mixed Blood Theatre in the Twin Cities. We invite you to submit items and ideas to us at [email protected] And please let us know what you think.
This is an evolving feature and we welcome your comments.